3:01 pm - Sunday, August 18 2019
Home / News / Public Statement – Bassam Al-Rawi Taxi Licence Status

Public Statement – Bassam Al-Rawi Taxi Licence Status

Thursday, March 2, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – The recent Nova Scotia Provincial Court decision dealing with the case of former taxi driver Bassam Al-Rawi is one the municipality takes quite seriously.

Paramount for the municipality is ensuring public safety while citizens are travelling in municipal taxis. To that end, a full review is now underway into the status of Mr. Al-Rawi’s licensing privileges.

On May 27, 2015, the municipal taxi licensing office suspended Mr. Al-Rawi’s licence. This decision was overturned in August, 2015 by the municipal Appeals Standing Committee. The standing committee attached two conditions to Mr. Al-Rawi’s licence. He was only permitted to drive between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and he was also required to have a camera installed in his vehicle.

However, in September 2015, Mr. Al-Rawi was unable to meet a requirement of the Taxi and Limousine By-Law (T-1000), resulting in his licence being deemed “non-operational”. Specifically, Mr. Al-Rawi was unable to provide the municipality’s taxi licensing office with a business name for whom he would be driving. Therefore he is not permitted to operate a taxi.

It should be noted this by-law requirement is in place for all taxi vehicles.

Mr. Al-Rawi’s taxi licences have been non-operational since that time.

When Mr. Al-Rawi’s taxi licences were originally suspended on May 27, 2015, he received a letter from the taxi licensing office, indicating his licence privileges would be reviewed at the conclusion of the criminal proceedings. Municipal staff is now undertaking that review.

Source: Release

About Haligonia.ca

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...


Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after toddlers life is saved

Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after 2 year old life is saved Sasha...


Why should I pick up after my dog? Info via the HRM

**** Halifax Media Release Picking Up After Your Pet Why should I pick up after...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *